Melbourne Shopping Holiday Guide

Whatever your taste for shopping, or more importantly your budget, Melbourne has the lot! From specialty shops along historic laneways and city arcades to modern multi-storey shopping malls. Melbourne is a Shopping Heaven!

  • As a child it was a huge adventure to head into the city and visit the Myer and David Jones department stores in the Bourke Street Mall. Today there are so many more city shopping options.
  • Melbourne Central has more than 300 stores and its own City Loop railway station – Oroton, Country Road, Morrissey, Marcs, RM Willilams.
  • QV is the newest laneway precinct mixing high-end fashion and lifestyle retailers aimed at inner city dwellers – Domayne, Aesop, Charlie Brown.
  • Even the historic Melbourne General Post Office (now Melbourne’s GPO) has been converted into a serious blend of high level fashion and food – Lisa Ho, Metalicus, Zimmerman, Mimco, Akira.
  • The top, or Paris end, of the tree-lined Collins Street is home to high end jewellery and fashion designers – Georg Jensen, Bvlgari, Tiffany & Co, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Gucci.
  • There are some beautiful historic buildings like the European styled The Block Arcade. The Royal Arcade is the oldest shopping arcade in Melbourne and dates back to 1869!
  • Located on the banks of the Yarra River and at the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct is Southgate. An eclectic mix of art, fashion and homewares shopping mixed with award winning dining and Australia art galleries.
  • Stroll along the riverfront promenade to Crown. As well as the 5star hotel and casino, Crown is designer label paradise – Burberry, Versace, Prada, Louis Vuitton and MontBlanc are all here.
  • HarbourTown is Melbourne’s newest shopping precinct, located in the heart of Docklands. The first stores opened at the end of October 2008 with a mix of brand direct outlets and specialty stores, dining and entertainment.

If you would like to read more about shopping in Melbourne including Markets, South Yarra and suburban malls, click here to read our full blog post on Melbourne Shopping.

See the list below for some centrally located Melbourne Hotels close to the shopping areas. You can drop off your parcels and keep on shopping!


Mantra City Central

4 star
318 Little Bourke St Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in the heart of Melbourne, Mantra City Central offers modern apartments with stylish décor. The property is next door to the iconic shopping destination, The Emporium Melbourne. Mantra City Central is a 25 minute drive from Melbourne Airport. Public transport options are situated directly ou...more
3 self rated
327 Bourke Street Mall Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located on Bourke Street Mall in the vibrant heart of Melbourne CBD, Causeway Inn On The Mall offers comfortable rooms featuring a small refrigerator, an in-room safety deposit box and an LCD TV with cable channels. Situated in a prime position opposite the GPO shopping complex and Myer department s...more

The Crossley Hotel

4 star
51 Little Bourke Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in Melbourne CBD, The Crossley Hotel is a 10-minute walk from The Regent Theatre. It offers spacious modern rooms free Wi-Fi throughout the property and a flat-screen TV. Crossley Hotel Melbourne is a 2-minute walk from both the Princess Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre. The hotel is a 5-mi...more
5 self rated
8 Whiteman Street Melbourne 3006 Australia
Rising above Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Towers offers spacious luxury rooms with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay. Each room features original artworks and marble bathrooms. Each room includes a large plasma-screen TV with laptop video-on-demand system, an iPod docking statio...more
4 self rated
1 - 5 Spencer Street Melbourne 3008 Australia
Crown Plaza Melbourne is located on the banks of the Yarra River opposite Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Crown Casino, just 5 minutes' drive from the central business district. It features a heated outdoor pool, fitness centre, business lounge, a bar and a restaurant. This 4.5-star h...more
4.5 star
26 Flinders Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
With a stay at Hotel Lindrum Melbourne - MGallery Collection, you'll be centrally located in Melbourne, steps from Treasury Gardens and minutes from City Museum at Old Treasury Melbourne. This 5-star hotel is close to Melbourne Cricket Ground and Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex.Rooms Make you...more

Mantra 100 Exhibition

4 star
100 Exhibition Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Mantra 100 Exhibition is located directly in Melbourne's CBD amongst the fashion precinct of the city. The hotel is 5 minutes' walk from theatres and entertainment areas. Mantra provides large, modern, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments featuring a separate lounge areas with an LCD TV and iPod docking stati...more

Mantra on The Park

4 star
333 Exhibition Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Mantra offers self-contained accommodation with a private balcony and views of the city skyline or Carlton Gardens. It features a swimming pool and sauna. Mantra On the Park is opposite the Exhibition Street Stop of the free City Circle Tram. Melbourne Central...more
4 star
11-17 Cohen Place Melbourne 3000 Australia
Punthill Apartment Hotel - Little Bourke offers modern accommodation in Melbourne's Chinatown. All self-contained apartments include high-speed internet access and flat-screen cable TV. Punthill Apartment Hotel - Little Bourke is surrounded by the restaurants, bars and cafes of Melbourne’s vibrant C...more

Quest Gordon Place

4 self rated
24 Little Bourke Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Offering a on-site swimming pool in Melbourne CBD, Quest Gordon Place is located in the heart of the city and features spacious accommodation nearby many of Melbourne's business and leisure activities. Guests receive 300MB of free internet access per day. Situated at the top end of bustling Chinatow...more
5 self rated
25 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in Melbourne CBD, Sofitel On Collins provides luxurious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic city, bay or park views. It features a fitness centre and massage services. Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is a 5-minute walk from Federation Square and Princess Theatre. Melbourne Mu...more
5 self rated
111 Spring Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Established in 1883, this historic hotel combines classic style with modern facilities. Located next door to the Princess Theatre, The Hotel Windsor offers luxury accommodation in the heart of Melbourne. Guests enjoy free WiFi. Situated in Melbourne CBD, The Hotel Windsor Melbourne is only 5 minutes...more
5 self rated
1 Southgate Avenue Melbourne 3006 Australia
Situated on the banks of the Yarra River, The Langham Melbourne features an indoor swimming pool with views across the city. The elegant interior includes a grand marble staircase, cascading fountains and magnificent chandeliers. The Langham is 600 metres from Crown Casino and 850 metres from Bourke...more
4.5 star
195 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
With a stay at The Swanston Hotel Melbourne Grand Mercure, you'll be centrally located in Melbourne, steps from Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Town Hall. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and Melbourne Cricket Ground.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 20...more
4 self rated
Corner Southgate Avenue and Riverside Quay Melbourne 3006 Australia
Just 600 metres from Southbank Promenade on the Yarra River, Travelodge Southbank offers rooms with en suite bathroom, kitchenette and cable TV. The popular Bourke Street Mall shopping area is 10 minutes' walk away. Southbank Melbourne Travelodge is 15 minutes’ walk from Crown Casino and Flinders St...more

Quest On Lonsdale

4 star
43 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Quest on Lonsdale offers apartment-style serviced accommodation in the heart of Melbourne CBD, 350 metres from Parliament RailwayStation. These self-contained apartments have individually controlled air conditioning. All apartments include free WiFi and local telephone calls. They also come with com...more

Mantra on Russell

4 star
222 Russell Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Mantra on Russell offers self-contained accommodation with flat-screen satellite TV. The property features a heated swimming pool, a fitness centre and a hot tub. Mantra Melbourne is just 5 minutes' walk from Her Majesty's Theatre and the Princess Theatre. It i...more

Mantra Southbank

4 star
31 City Road, Southbank Melbourne 3006 Australia
Easily accessible and located within a short walk from Melbourne CBD, Mantra Southbank is situated 1.5 km from major sporting venues including both the MCG and Melbourne Arena. The Crown Casino is 700 metres from the property, while Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is 1 km away. Mantra Sou...more

Fraser Place Melbourne

4 star
19 Exploration Lane Melbourne 3000 Australia
Fraser Place Melbourne incorporates stylish designer décor with the comforts of home. Each spacious studio apartment includes a kitchenette with state-of-the-art appliances and sleek modern furnishings. Located in Melbourne CBD, surrounded by trendy cafes and historic theatres, Fraser Place is just...more
3 self rated
265 Little Bourke Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Located in the heart of Melbourne, Mercure Welcome is a 10-minute walk from Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. All rooms include cable TV, air conditioning, heating and a refrigerator. Each room at Mercure Welcome Melbourne features a work desk with internet accessibility. Some rooms inc...more
4 self rated
131 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Enjoy some of the best views in Melbourne CBD, from the heated rooftop swimming pool at Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne. Located in the heart of the theatre district, it offers a choice of 2 restaurants. Offering easy access to the city’s vibrant theatres, nightlife, shopping and sporting precincts...more
4 self rated
187 City Road Melbourne 3006 Australia
Featuring a private balcony with floor to ceiling windows, Melbourne Short Stay Apartments are only 4 minutes’ walk from Crown Casino and 13 minutes' walk from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition. The complex features an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. All apartments have laundry faciliti...more
4 self rated
180 City Road, Southbank Melbourne 3006 Australia
Located in the heart of the bustling Southbank precinct, Melbourne Short Stay at SouthbankONE offers self-contained accommodation just an 8-minute walk from Crown Casino and 12 minutes' walk from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. All rooms offer a balcony and floor to ceiling windows. Gues...more
4 self rated
2-4 Marmion Place, New Quay Melbourne 3008 Australia
The Sebel Residences Melbourne Docklands is located in Melbourne’s vibrant waterfront district of NewQuay. These self-catering apartments offer a private balcony, plus access to a fitness centre. Most rooms have stunning bay views. The Sebel Residences Melbourne Docklands is less than 10 minutes’ wa...more
4 self rated
250 Elizabeth Street Melbourne 3000 Australia
Just 300 metres from Melbourne Central Station and Bourke Street Mall, Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Guests enjoy a fitness centre, hot tub, sauna and an outdoor courtyard. Located in Melbourne CBD, Somerset on Elizabeth Apartments are a gateway to Melbourne’s...more
4 self rated
63 Whiteman Street Melbourne 3006 Australia
Just 260 metres from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and 400 metres from Crown Casino, these stylish apartments offer floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of Melbourne, the bay, the ocean or Yarra River. The complex features a glass-roof swimming pool and fitness centre. Most apa...more
5 self rated
1 Parliament Square, Off Parliament Place Melbourne 3002 Australia
This 5-star hotel offers an award-winning restaurant, luxurious accommodation and spa facilities, just 1.5 km from Melbourne’s city centre. It is a 4-minute walk from popular shopping precinct Collins Street, and a 5-minute walk from Princess Theatre. Park Hyatt Melbourne provides a variety of rooms...more
4 self rated
66 Aurora Lane, Docklands Melbourne 3008 Australia
This Travelodge is located in Melbourne’s Docklands area, just 200 metres from Etihad Stadium. It offers air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and en suite bathrooms. Guests receive 100MBs of free WiFi per 24 hours. All rooms have internet accessible work desks, a kitchenette with a microwave and...more

Quest Southbank

4 self rated
12-16 Kavanagh Street Melbourne 3006 Australia
Quest Southbank offers spacious modern apartments in a quiet location, only 150 metres from the restaurants along Southbank Promenade. Each includes a fully equipped kitchen and a private balcony. Quest Melbourne Southbank is 100 metres from The Arts Centre and the nearest tram stop is just 50 metre...more

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